mercury poisoning

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Noun1.mercury poisoning - a toxic condition caused by ingesting or inhaling mercury; acute mercury poisoning causes a metallic taste and vomiting and diarrhea and kidney problems that may lead to death
intoxication, poisoning, toxic condition - the physiological state produced by a poison or other toxic substance
Minamata disease - a form of mercury poisoning among people who ate fish from mercury-contaminated waters of Minamata Bay off Japan in the 1950s; characterized by severe neurological degeneration
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Quicksilver Scientific's Mercury Tri-Test analyzes the trifecta of blood, hair, and urine simultaneously to provide complete analysis of mercury toxicity.
Two of the main features associated with mercury toxicity are gingivitis and salivation.
A team led by the Department of Energys Oak Ridge National Laboratory has identified a novel microbial process that can break down toxic methylmercury in the environment, a fundamental scientific discovery that could potentially reduce mercury toxicity levels and support health and risk assessments.
Although approved for the treatment of lead poisoning, succimer is used off-label for treating mercury toxicity (5).
Fetuses, infants and young children are vulnerable to mercury toxicity, as high exposure can cause serious, irreversible developmental and neurological damage.
Therefore, simple blood tests reveal just the tip of the iceberg, requiring provocation tests by a high quality lab to reveal the degree of lead or mercury toxicity.
Microbial transformations of mercury: potentials, challenges, and achievements in controlling mercury toxicity in the environment.
WE WERE LIVING in a 1,600-square-foot rental, in the beautiful town of Santa Barbara, California, when my husband's hands began to shake from what eventually turned out to be mercury toxicity.